The state of Kansas K.A.R. 28-1-20 defines immunizations required for any individual who attends school or a childcare program operated by a school. Immunizations requirements vary by age and grade level. Submitting an up to date and recent immunization record allows us to make certain your child is meeting immunization compliance requirements. Proof of receiving immunizations must be submitted to the school prior to the student attending the first day of school. Students not submitting missing documentation may be subject to exclusion and compulsory attendance laws. Legal alternatives to school vaccination requirements are found at K.S.A. 72-5209 these include:
(1) An annual written statement signed by a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the child to be such that the tests or inoculations would seriously endanger the life or health of the child, or
(2) A written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to such tests or inoculations
K.S.A. 72-5209 also states that Pupils who have not completed the required inoculations may enroll or remain enrolled while completing the required inoculations if a physician or local health department certifies that the pupil has received the most recent appropriate inoculations in all required series.
Failure to timely complete all required series shall be deemed non-compliance and can be subject to exclusion.